BayHawks Kabasele to Have Season Ending Surgery

Official Release | March 9, 2020


Herve Kabasele to Miss Remainder of Season With Facial Fracture; Team Reacquires Stephen Thompson Jr. 

ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, announced today that forward Herve Kabasele will miss the remainder of the season following a facial fracture he sustained last week. Kabasele is set to have season-ending surgery this Wednesday, March 11.

Kabasele (6-10, 210) was recently acquired in a trade with the Fort Wayne Made Ants on February 14. In six games played with Erie this season, he averaged 2.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 7.2 minutes.

Due to Kabasele’s season-ending injury, the BayHawks have reacquired guard Stephen Thompson Jr. from the Available Player Pool. Thompson is set to join the team for tomorrow night’s contest with the Lakeland Magic. Tip is set for 7 p.m.

The Erie BayHawks, presented by LECOM, are the NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA G League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. The BayHawks, established in 2008, play their home games at Erie Insurance Arena and were one of the first teams in the G League to establish a marquee partnership.  The BayHawks marquee partner, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), LECOM School of Dental Medicine and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals.  LECOM physicians serve as the BayHawks medical staff, the team practices at the state-of-the-art LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center, and together the BayHawks and LECOM promote education, health and wellness throughout Erie County.   


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